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17 years

Has it really been that long since I graduated? Yes.. yes it has… I grew up in various states but I did graduate in New Jersey. I have since moved from NJ but I miss it greatly. I love the people and the ocean. I do hope to live near the ocean again someday. I have had the opportunity to live on both coasts, … Read More 17 years

12

In less than a month, my son will be 12. He will be experiencing his LAST year before becoming a teenager. I remember when I was 12, it’s crazy to think that was 23 years ago. I am still friends with some of those people who I met back in middle school. I remember the struggles I was going through as a preteen, trying … Read More 12

Rice

I really hate food trials. Emotionally I get worn out when we do them. I start a mental stopwatch and keep an eye on my daughter every time we start a new food…or retry a food she has had a reaction to in the past. This week we re-tried rice. I decided to use a food product that had rice as a secondary ingredient, … Read More Rice

Growing up

My kids never cease to amaze me. I officially let my son go from grade 6 to grade 7 in homeschool. My daughter is working on pre-school stuff at home. I am not buying her a curriculum yet, but we are following some online guides for free. She does use ABC Mouse to learn basic songs and letters in the meantime but we don’t … Read More Growing up

Just another day

It’s raining right now. I think this is one of the things I miss. I moved to New Mexico 10 1/2 years ago after my son’s father and I split up, after he cheated on me. I moved to Indiana to be with him, dumb idea, but I wanted to make things work. We had a child very early on in our relationship. My … Read More Just another day

Zenni Optical, that’s a YES for me!

I am not lying when I’m telling you that I love my new glasses. I decided this year that I just wanted new frames. My prescription was the same, so technically I didn’t HAVE to but I didn’t really like the frames I got 2 years ago. When I was looking online at different online sellers, my husband suggested Zenni, based off of a … Read More Zenni Optical, that’s a YES for me!

Oh no not the dentist…

Tomorrow is probably going to be pretty rough for my son. You all know he has sensory processing disorder as well as ADHD, a mood disorder and adjustment disorder. Anyways tomorrow he will be going to a maxiofacial surgeon. My son has problems with his teeth like I had as a teen, yes he is following footsteps of required extensive dental work. This is … Read More Oh no not the dentist…

#BlackLivesMatter

During these very difficult times, during the stressors of COVID-19, we need to fight for the injustices that have been plaguing a very large portion of our population for YEARS. #BlackLivesMatter Speak up if you see an injustice. Support your fellow man/woman. Protest – PEACEFULLY. We can make changes. And we can open eyes. POST YOUR SUPPORT TO YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THOSE WHO … Read More #BlackLivesMatter

I hate shopping alone

As a person with social anxiety disorder, I really have to admit that I hate shopping alone. I love bringing my kids everywhere with me because I can focus on them instead of everyone else. I know that may seem weird to some of you but I honestly have an easier time when I am with someone else. Every week going alone is just … Read More I hate shopping alone

I can’t wait till the Homeschool year is over

Yes, us homeschoolers have a schedule as well. My child must attend a certain amount of days of school just like the public school system does. When we finish a curriculum, I generally will add extra classes that help him out in areas that are weaker than others, or I let him choose an extra subject. We currently are on our last 3 classes, … Read More I can’t wait till the Homeschool year is over

Fighting Demons

When I was a teen I suffered a horrible depression. I am not certain what caused it, chemical or emotional stresses… I suffered alone most of the time because back then my mother, my doctors and everyone else said I had nothing to be depressed about. I remember that feeling to this date. You know the feeling you get when you smell fresh rain … Read More Fighting Demons

How are you affected?

So, my last post was right before COVID-19 changed how my entire family works. My husband now works from home, which limits my access to certain areas of the house since he is constantly in meetings online. My job stopped giving me hours, because I am a medical coder, and I only have work when people see their doctors. With COVID-19 the clinics and … Read More How are you affected?

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